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Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm mike hydeck in for jc hayward today. the man police named the east coast rapist was scheduled to plead guilty in a virginia courtroom but apparently aaron thomas had a change of his mind. so what happened? let's get right to peggy fox live in manassas. what's the deal, peg? >> reporter: well, mike, aaron thomas was expected to plead guilty to two rapes and three counts of abduction with intent to defile. those charges go back to halloween night of 2009 when three teenage girls who were out trick or treating were abducted and two of them were raped. but today in court when the judge asked aaron thomas how he pleaded for the first rape charge, here's what he said. i don't know which is right or which is wrong. i don't know what i'm doing. the commonwealth's attorney says he wasn't surprised that aaron thomas did not plead guilty because of his previous erratic behavior. >> i certainly would not want him to plead guilty if he had any question about whether he should or not. if i'm not convinced that he's willing and -- ready, willing and able t
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
to testify this week on capitol hill about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. acting cia director mike morrell will testify instead. >> from my point of view it's absolutely essential that he give testimony before the congress so we can figure out benghazi. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered petraeus' extramarital fair with his biographer paula broadwell after a second woman, jill kelley, reported receiving anonymous threatening e-mails. kelley and her husband knew petraeus and his wife socially. there's no evidence of romantic involvement between kelley and petraeus. there are reports broadwell's computer may have contained classified information. if true, that's another issue congress is sure to want to investigate. in washington i'm randall pinkston, back to you, derek. >> speaking at the university of denver last month broadwell said the cia had detainees in benghazi and that is what sparked the attack. the cia says not. so president obama did sign an order in 2009 outlawing those operations. >>> our health alert tonight, a new study suggests moms that get sick with
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, or i.s.a.f., in afghanistan. >> reporter: the matter involves 20,000 to 30,000 pages of information the f.b.i. delivered sunday to the pentagon's inspector general. one senior official says the documents include a couple of hundred e-mails between general allen and jill kelley, the same tampa socialite who triggered the petraeus scandal. the e-mails discovered in kelley's files date back to 2010 when allen served as deputy commander for u.s. central command in tampa. pentagon and f.b.i. sources have ch
CBS
Nov 17, 2012 8:00am EST
scandal. he gives his version of what happened in the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> then holiday movies, from a return to middle earth to a boy and a tiger at sea on a very small boat. >>> and a high school football star unlike any you have ever seen living out his dream. all of that and so much more on cbs this morning saturday november 17th 2012. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us. welcome to the week end. >> happy weekend. >> we begin with the escalating crisis in the middle east. this morning israeli war planes bombed several targets in the hamas controlled gaza strip and israel called up thousands of reservist for a possible invasion and they spoke with israeli leaders on friday night reiterating israel has a right to defend itself and he also spoke with egyptian leaders trying to diffuse the conflict. allen pizzey is in tel aviv with the latest. >> good morning, anthony. vague talk of a cease-fire and the realthough on the ground is another story. this morning they managed to hit ashdod with four rockets and the retaliation
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 6:30pm EST
of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a seven-year-old named rabin that told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest. "the bullet hit me in the leg." 15-year-old rafiullah who was shot in the both legs told the court the same story he told us back in his village. "my uncle, my little cousin and my grandmother were killed. i was told to put my hands on the wall." his father, samiullah, testified by video that he found four bodies, all not? the head, including his own mother. "i saw her and cried," he said "and i could not look at her face." 39-year-old bales, ameri reed father of two young children, served four tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. he was arrested after returning to base early in the morning of march 11, covered in blood. fellow soldiers have testified he'd been drinking. sergeant jason mclaughlin said bales admitted he'd shot up some people. none of the massacre survivors could identify bales as the gunman. zardana was seven years old when she was shot in the head. wearing a scar that have hid her wounds, she told the
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
with the unfolding sex scandal that cost the cia director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders are meeting with the acting cia director to try to find out who knew what when. campus socialite jill kelly has moved to the center of the scandal which has taken down former general and cia director david petraeus and could ruin the career of another general john allen. allen is now under investigation because of his relationship with kelly. the pentagons looking at more than 20,000 documents and emails between them which some have labeled inappropriate an
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 5:00am EST
beach where the national symphony of cuba was making its first u.s. tour. they're protesting the inprisonment of alan gross. he's serving a 15-year sentence on charges he was trying to undermine the cuban government. gross insists he was only trying to provide internet service to cuba's small jewish community. >>> it's 5:05. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. is it a day off for wall street as well? >> lots of workers today. we're hoping for a better week for wall street. we're coming off one of the worst weeks of the year. it was really terrible for wall street. major averages were down more than 2%. we did see a small rally on friday, though. checking the numbers the dow starts at 12,816 after adding four points. nasdaq added 9. s&p 500 was up by two. tomorrow congress will get to work avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. that's a series of tax hikes and spending cuts that could cripple the local and national economy in order to reduce the deficit. president barack obama is inviting leaders from the labor and business com
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband. law enforcement officials say they found no evidence to refute that. and described kelley as a victim who received and messages.threatening some close to petraeus say he's told them the affair with broadwell began about two months after he took over the central intelligence agency in september 2011. and the affair ended about four months ago. friends of petraeus say he described the trust with broadwell as infrequent and he say he never pursued her after the affair ended. now law enforcement officials stress to us that kelley is in no trouble at all. in fact no one is roicly to face any criminal charges here. the fbi investigation in the end found only a personal affair and no concerns about national security. jses bo
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
to the department of defense the matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation that led to petraeus resigning is himself being investigated. he sent shirtless pictures of himself to ms. kelley. >> where do shirtless pictures come into the scene? >> you know, remember when we said you couldn't have made this case up. >> president obama will likely nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >>> the founder of the mcafee software company is wanted for questioning in a murder. mcafee hasn't been seen since. >>> a scandal on "sesame street." the puppeteer who performs as elmo admitted to having a rel
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
david petraeus his job as cia director now general john allen's next job is in jeopardy. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan will not become nato's top general just yet while the pentagon invesgates his communications with campus socialite jill kelly. bob orr has new information on this scandal. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. general allen has been forced to cancel meetings scheduled this week on capitol hill. his nomination is on hold and thursday's confirmation hearing is postponed. the head of nato is backing allen and leon panetta also offered some guarded support. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those fors. he has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: that caution was echoed at the white house. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and is doing an excellent job. >> reporter: james incarnate engineer was peppered with ques
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
came to light when the fbi investigated what one u.s. official has described as a jealous e-mail broadwell sent to kelley. now general allen is under investigation for allegedly sending to kelley e-mail messages one defense official described as flirtation. authorities are scouring 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> it really makes you wonder how he would have even the time to do it and the motivation to do that from afar. >> reporter: the news about allen which the national security council spokesman says president obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned has put amen's nomination to be nato supreme allied commander on hold. allen denies any wrongdoing and remains on duty in afghanistan. >> president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders. and we'll continue to have that confidence. >> reporter: a defense official tells cnn there's a distinct possibility the defense department investigation into allen is connected to the petraeus fbi investigation. fbi agents removed property from broadwell's north carolina home on monday. >>
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. >> three people have been killed ter rockets were fired into southern israel from gaza. the first israeli deaths after the country killed a hamas military commander yesterday. >> a popular energy drink, five hour energy is making headlines because of a potential link to more than a dozen deaths. >> carrying three babies. >> easy feat especially when they are the heaviest trip lets on record. >> a drunken
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 5:00am EST
't on land. it's also on the water. the d.c. fire department boat rescue fleet just isn't what it used to be. this is the john glenn. it is the biggest boat in that fleet. the department still uses it to patrol but given all the potential threats to homeland security, there are questions about just how effective this boat could be. that's because it's out there on the water but the communication system is broken. the radio can't transmit a distress call. also the coast guard documentation has expired. >> part of the communication system doesn't work. it appears the certification for the boat that should have been applied for back in august, the date was missed. >> reporter: so the question now whether to apply for grants to repair the boat. those repairs will cost about $700,000. the other option is to lobby capitol hill and to see if they can get some money to buy a new state of the art boat. there are a couple of options. we have to figure out and wait to see what comes of this. as you mentioned earlier, there are potential discussions of cutting the number of medics during the overnight h
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
in the u.s. this covers certain models of the prius and corolla due to problems with the steering mechanism and the hybrid system water pumps. this is toyota's second multimillion car recall in two months. >>> you may pay more for that morning cup of joe in the future thanks to climate change. coffee prices are already the highest they've been in 30 years because of the combination of high demand and poor harvest. now a new study from scientists in london and ethiopia finds a group of coffee beans could be extinct by 2018. the coffee grown on most plantations comes from a limited genetic stock. they do not have the ability to shift to rapid changing climates. >> thankfully 80 years from now or 2080 is a long time. >> we have been having all these massive problems with crops so we're already starting to feel some of it. >> the prices are already high. >> 30-year high. >> what are you doing in the next half hour? >> i'm going to be your secret santa over the next couple of weeks. ail be hunting out some deals for you and bringing you secret shopping strategies. >> i like that. thank you, jess
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm EST
us this sunday night. more details and intrigue tonight in the unfolding scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. we now have a name for the woman who went to the fbi setting off the investigation that revealed an extramarital affair and led to petraeus' resignation. her family now has a washington attorney in crisis management team. also new tonight, lawmakers will hold hearings to determine why congress was not kept more fully informed about that fbi investigation. matt jablow picks up the story from here. >> reporter: david petraeus is a great leader, a great patriot. >> reporter: leaders of both parties had great praise on this veteran's day for one of the country's most decorated veterans, former cia director and retired army general okay david petraeus. his accomplishments notwithstanding, most lawmakers agree that petraeus simply had to go after the fbi uncovered an affair he was having with paula broadwell, a 40-year-old west point graduate who wrote a biography of petraeus that was published early this year. >> i can't believe it, but that's what it is. >> re
CBS
Nov 18, 2012 6:30am EST
is currently the permanent representative to the united nations for the u.s. she has not yet been officially nominated for the state department job to replace hillary clinton who intends to resign probably. rice is rumored to be underactive and positive consideration. but republicans and some democrats have been angry with ms. rice for saying that the attack in benghazi that left four americans dead was spontaneous and not preplanned. >> what our assessment is as of the present is, in fact, it began spontaneously in benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside of our embassy, sparked by this hateful video. we do not have information at present that leads to us conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> ms. rice made these comments five days after intelligence reports were reporting otherwise. be that as it may, at his press conference on wednesday of this week, president obama voiced outrage with senators mccain and graham. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because t
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